There are a host of different types of caravan, each featuring tyres of varying heights, thicknesses and specifications. Most touring caravans or trailers have tyres more suited to vans than cars, which can leave you unsure about exactly how you should approach changing them. This is an especially important skill considering a caravan puncture can be much more frustrating to deal with than a conventional car one.
Established in 1956, our Allens Caravans team have extensive experience handling caravans of all shapes and sizes, from the static caravans on our country-wide residential parks to the touring caravans that grace our hire and touring parks every year.
Using this knowledge, we have put together a quick guide on when and how to change a wheel on a caravan, helping you prepare for the inevitable eventuality. Whatever your caravan tyre change experience, by the end of this guide you should be fully prepared get your caravan back on the road. However, before addressing the changing process, it’s important to talk about checking your tyres for issues to prevent any surprise problems for coming your way.
How Often Should You Check Your Caravan Tyres?
Checking your tyre health and pressure is an essential part of owning any vehicle and caravans are no different. However, unlike most cars, caravan tyres are often placed under significantly more pressure than other vehicles and can also be left stationary for months at a time. Together, these factors can lead to increased risk of punctures or blowouts if your caravan tyres aren’t checked properly.
With these thoughts in mind, here are the best practices on how often to check your caravan tyres based on usage.
There are a few key signs to search for when examining your tyres:
When to Change Your Caravan Tyres?
Having identified exactly what to look out for when checking your caravan tyres, it’s now time to talk about changing them. There is a range of different situations that might make you think to make a caravan tyre change, each offering a different threat. The most important point to keep in mind is that safety is paramount so if you identify a suspected safety concern, it’s always best to change the wheel on your caravan rather than continue on and see how it goes.
Here are some major indicators that it’s time to change your caravan tyre:
Finally, we come to how to actually change your caravan tyres:
That’s all there is to it.
Now that you’re well versed in caravan tyre maintenance, the next step is to start exploring. If you are looking for a new destination worth visiting on your next caravan road trip, be sure to check out our range of quaint and enticing touring parks or for more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch.